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monsbrick

monsbrick
Date Joined: October 15, 2017
Last Online: December 5, 2022
Birthday: August 22
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a Catholic Christian and active in several local churches. I co-teach a Confirmation class Sundays.

My husband and I have been together over 12 years. He has a daughter, my step-daughter who is almost 21 years old. She used to do crafts on Saturday mornings and started with me coloring and often we don't do the same craft but we will do related creative and artsy projects. I still feel like a beginner as I don't have any formal training and I keep moving from medium to medium with no central focus. But I HAVE FUN! AND IT'S THERAPY!!

Favorite Books

Today’s thoughts about books. One of my favorite books is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I have been Scrooge though not as rich! Just a bad attitude or not very generous attitude towards giving Christmas. I had lost my boss back in 2002 his name wasn’t Marley. He was Erick. And I had a series of dreams where he wasn’t as mean as Marley nor as suffering in chains but he did remind me how important giving toys to kids like the Toys for Tots programs is. And he kept coming back until I was like ok. Ok I’m going to the toy store already!! And that happened a few years in a row. Erick really loved Christmas and when he was alive took our whole team toy shopping and made us each buy more than one toy for donations. Still I love Marley and it’s a good reminder to be caring and loving of co-workers and family and strangers too.

Currently listening to: Caitlín Kiernan’s best off under the title Two Worlds and in Between volume one.

Recently read: Hugh Howey's Across the Sand

Maria Valtorta's Poem of the Man-God

Sue Grafton's S is for Silence

everything by Malcolm Gladwell also everything written and also podcasts by Michael Lewis

YouTube, Podcasts, Media

Here in no particular order are folks I like at YouTube or Podcasts or Etsy or other Media like magazines:

Tim Holtz

Shana at Shanouki

Pam at The Paper Outpost

Marta at Maremi Small Arts

Martyna at tealandtattered

Louise Heinzl

Barbara at 49dragonflies

Joie de fi

LightSpeed Magazine also a podcast

Terry Gross' podcast

Magazines I love love love are: Daphne’s Diary Bella Grace Somerset Studio Art Journaling Pioneer Woman Better Homes & Gardens Food Network NYTIMES food Americas Test Kitchen

Paper & Postcards & Projects

Postcards: naked or in an envelope. And all postcards are loved here. I recycle them too as I’m trying not to hoard postcards and all things paper related. ♻️

Paper: I love stationery and all kinds of paper. Lately I've been color dyeing like pink with beets juice and coffee-tea dyed paper. They're messy but great for junk journals!

Art, spiritual diaries, junk journals, funky scrapbooks. I'm not that organized though I do constantly try to get organized! My style is eclectic and messy and woodsy and Bohemian. But I love to save all kinds of little bits and pieces. Ribbons, book pages, washi tape, wrapping paper, home made paper, yarn, tissue, packaging, found objects, even washi tape.

Thank you to all the 100’s of stickers, ephemera, and extras in my swaps. There have been so many beautiful and thoughtful gifts from you all!!!

Ratings

circularlogic rated for FLL: December Holidays on Dec 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your faith story! I hope your Christmas is healthy and blessed!
Bucket rated for R&W: My Current Read PC Swap on Dec 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! Love the awesome vintage card!
DonniJane rated for Return One To Sender Envelope on Dec 4, 2022
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Comment: So cute and creative!!! I love the variety. Couldn’t wait to use them. One of course on the way back to you! Thanks for joining this Swap. Hella fun
Lantana149 rated for Altered PC swap - Be Creative on Dec 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the Altered PC, love the foil leaves!!!
lrm1980 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R75 on Nov 29, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sending Barbara’s art journal, and the extra 3 ATCs. How sweet! I also really appreciate your note. It was nice to read!
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Comment: That’s an interesting card! I also love the extra cards you included…
LadyJo rated for GIFT: Thanksgiving Thankfulness on Nov 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for this Thankful swap! Love all the things! We have so much to be Thankful for!
LadyJo rated for ABC USA - Mail Art Letter N for: on Nov 25, 2022
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Comment: I liked your North Mail art! I never thought of that one! It is amazing what others think of! Thank you for the birthday wishes, as well!
Arabella rated for YTPC: Mini Tags with Dangles on Nov 23, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the tags! Will use them in my journal!
Response: I’m glad you will use these tags.
Unbijou rated for Postcards About Me - W on Nov 19, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for your W abouts. Good ones
Response: This was a fun swap!
swapwithyi rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #113 on Nov 18, 2022
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Comment: well recieved ,i would keep work on it <3
Response: Glad it made it safely to you!
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Comment: I like the elements you used to create your collage. Swallows are another bird favorite of mine. Very nice PC.
Response: I’m glad you liked it!
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ NC/PC Challenge ~ U on Nov 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the artistic umbrella card. I appreciate the Scripture you chose to share as well. Thank you!
Response: You are welcome!
tendersores rated for WIYM: Hygge Note, Int’l on Nov 10, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the swap!
Response: You are welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for sending this notebook along and thank you for the lovely notecard you included!
Response: You are welcome!
2Hearts rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #5 on Nov 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the nice note and tuck-ins!
Response: You are welcome!
di53 rated for Postcards About Me - V on Nov 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the Vogue post card. I love it! I also like your choice of V words! I never would have thought I would see variegated! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Response: Ha ha ha!!
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Comment: Thank you for the extras! Will pass on letters in next round :)
Response: Awesome!
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies! :)
Response: You are welcome!
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Comment: Thanks so much for your prayers last month. And, thank you for sharing this scripture! We recently rededicated ourselves to the Lord, and this is a reminder that our relationship with God is like our marriage. <3
Response: How beautiful!!

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Comments

grammypammy on Dec 1, 2022:

I received your re-send today and love the handmade envies. Thank you!

Hugs, Pam

Chickenmama on Nov 20, 2022:

Thanks so much for the November RAK of notecard,pcs,homemade envies and postage. They are so pretty!! Thanks again!!

Hugs, Stacey

grammypammy on Nov 18, 2022:

Thank you so much for this great RAK! Unfortunately my mail carrier bent the envelope and crammed it in my mailbox so all 3 of the handmade envelopes were bent up beyond repair. I did love the stuff you sent though, thank you so much!

November RAK #1 Butterfly notecard, flowers postcard & postage

colleenbUSA on Oct 19, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK wish of stamps! I can always use them! I'd love to live somewhere like San Franciso.

catlingmex on Oct 8, 2022:

Just got your resent postcard. Thanks so much! Enjoy the season.

countrylover57 on Oct 4, 2022:

Praying for you this beautiful October. Enjoy the crisp air and kick up some leaves. :)

LindaW on Aug 22, 2022:

Happy Birthday!🍰🌺

JuneRosebud on Aug 22, 2022:

Best HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to you!! And many, many more=)

grammypammy on Jun 27, 2022:

ABCUSA ~ ABC's & 123's ~ June

Thank you for the stamped images on the stationery and the envies you included and thanks for the new and used stamps!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Jun 22, 2022:

ABCUSA ~ ABC's & 123's ~ June

Thank you for the handwritten/painted Bible verses!

Hugs, Pam

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